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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are quite the nasty bugs! Aside from causing skin irritation and feeding of your pet’s blood, they can also transmit disease which can make your pet sick. Most commonly known among these is Lyme disease, for which there is a large prevalence in the Kingston region. There are many options to prevent or treat infestations and keep your pet’s parasite free.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?


One of the most common signs of fleas, and sometimes ticks, is an intense scratching. For fleas, you may also see some hair loss and scabs forming, particularly in the rump area. Ticks must be checked for and when very small can be difficult to find. Once engorged, they are more easily found and can be removed.

What are the treatment options for ticks in Dogs?


Fleas and ticks can be treated and prevented by regular use of a veterinary approved product. There are both topical and oral forms available and are equally effective. There are bonuses to using either of the treatments and when purchased from your veterinarian, they are guaranteed so any problems that might arise, although rare, are taken care of by the manufacturer. This is not the case if purchased from an online pharmacy.

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Last updated: December 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are temporarily moving back to curbside service. Effective Tuesday, December 14th we are not allowing clients in exam rooms with their pets. Here is what you can expect:

  • Come in to let us know that you're here for your appointment. 2 clients will be allowed at a time in our reception area for food and med pick up and to inform us that they are here for their appointment.
  • Please wait in your car after letting us know you've arrived. Once you have notified us that you are here for your appointment we ask that you wait in your car and we will come out and collect your furry family member for their appointment.
  • The doctor will call once the appointment is done and you can then come back to the reception desk to take care of the invoice and collect your furry family member.
  • Face masks are required when interacting with our team and entering the building. Please sanitze your hands if you come inside.
  • Food and medication pick-ups inside. If there are more than 2 people in our waiting area, we ask that you wait outside until there is sufficient space.
  • Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (613) 542-7337.

    ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic